English Test for IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 2

Directions(1-6): Four statements are given below at A, B, C and D. There may be some errors in the given statements. Mark the incorrect statement as the answer. If all the statements are incorrect, mark option E, i.e., “All are incorrect” as the answer.

  1. At a time when election fervour is at its peak in Maharashtra and political parties are sweating it out to lure voters with tall promises, residents of the Manibeli village in Northern Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district have decided not to cast their vote.
    Despite the politicians doing everything under the sky to win the votes of the people, the residents of the Manibeli village in Northern Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district have decided not to cast their vote.
    Politicians in Maharashtra are making tall promises,sad to lure voters with the residents of the Manibeli village in Northern Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district has decided not to cast their vote.
    Even though the residents of the Manibeli village in Northern Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district have decided not to cast their vote.
    All are incorrect
    Option C
    Option C is contextually wrong as the politicians are sad to be luring in voters by making tall promises with a set of people who have decided not to vote.Only one of them can be used at a time. Also note that the sentence uses ‘has’ which is wrong here. It should be ‘have’ to agree with the plural subject.

     

  2. The People’s Union for Democratic Rights on Monday called the Centre’s decision to revoke the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir a unilateral attempt to revoke the autonomy of the state with zero regard for the Constitution and the rights enshrined in it.
    The Centre’s decision to revoke the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir is being called a unilateral attempt to revoke the autonomy of the state with zero regard for the Constitution and the rights enshrined in it by the People’s Union for Democratic Rights.
    The People’s Union for Democratic Rights on Monday called the revoking of the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir a unilateral attempt by the Centre to revoke the autonomy of the state with zero regard for the Constitution and the rights enshrined in it.
    The special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir has been revoked from the Centre and the People’s Union for Democratic Rights called it a unilateral attempt to revoke the autonomy of the state with zero regard for the Constitution and the rights enshrined of it.
    All are incorrect
    Option D
    In option D, the status is granted to Jammu and Kashmir and can be revoked from Jammu and Kashmir only. Instead of ‘from the center’ it could have made sense if ‘by the center’ was used to denote the central government. Also, the rights are enshrined in the Constitution. Hence, option D is incorrect.

     

  3. Exports from India had to forgo a huge chunk of their profits just to appoint agents in other countries to promote and sell their products, which forced Dinesh Agarwal to set up a business-to-business e-commerce portal.
    The idea of setting up a business-to-business e-commerce portal first came to Dinesh Agarwal when he saw that exporters from India had to forgo a huge chunk of their profits to appoint agents in other countries to promote and sell their products.
    Exporters from India had to forgo a huge chunk of their profits just to appoint agents in other countries to promote and sell their products and this did not sit well with Dinesh Agarwal.
    Dinesh Agarwal’s idea of setting up a business-to-business e-commerce portal enables exporters from India to skip paying a huge chunk of their profits just to appoint agents in other countries to promote and sell their products.
    All are incorrect
    Option A
    ‘Exports’ do not gain profits and neither do they promote and sell products. Exporters do both of these tasks. Exports cannot force someone to set up a business-to-business e-commerce portal.

     

  4. While Kolkata’s best-known monuments are the Victoria Memorial and the Shaheed Minar (formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument), scattered around the city are a number of lesser known, smaller monuments that reveal some surprising facets about it.
    It must not escape the mind that it’s the lesser known, smaller monuments in Kolkata’s best-known monuments are the Victoria Memorial and the Shaheed Minar (formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument), that reveal some surprising facets about it.
    A surprising number of lesser known, smaller monuments reveal more surprising facets about Kolkata than their famous counterparts the Victoria Memorial and the Shaheed Minar (formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument).
    It must not escape the mind that sometimes the lesser known and smaller monuments reveal more surprising facets about kolkata, than the best known monuments like Victoria Memorial and Shaheen Minar(formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument).
    All are incorrect
    Option B
    Option B implies the lesser known, smaller monuments are inside the best-known monuments are the Victoria Memorial and the Shaheed Minar, which is not possible. The structure of the sentence is actually wrong. It should have been :
    ” It must not escape the mind that sometimes the lesser known and smaller monuments reveal more surprising facets about kolkata, than the best known monuments like Victoria Memorial and Shaheen Minar(formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument). “

     


  5. Her first thought went to Evelyn’s wedding, and another thrill went through her as she realised that she could actually afford something nice for her friend.
    She had finally saved enough to buy something for her friend, Evelyn, who was getting married.
    Evelyn must finally afford to marry someone who is nice to her friend, which filled her with glee.
    She was filled with glee when she realised that she could actually afford something nice for her friend, Evelyn, who was getting married.
    All are incorrect
    Option C
    In option C, we marry people whom we like, not someone who is simply nice to our friends. Also, the use of the word ‘must’ makes the sentence grammatically incorrect. Must is used to express obligation, give orders and give advice, which is not the case here. It should have been ‘can finally marry someone’ to make it grammatically correct.

     

  6. Mice and rats love to eat paper but they’d bite around the edges and thus, to protect your “homework” from the rodents, paper manufacturers added margins to your notebook.
    The reason paper manufacturers added margins to your notebook is to protect your “homework” from the rodents, who love to eat paper but they’d bite around the edges.
    Paper manufacturers outsmarted the rodents, who love to eat paper but they’d bite around the edges, by adding margins to your notebook.
    Rodents and mice used to eat away the page of the notebooks which made the paper manufacturers add margins to your notebook, to protect the contents of the “homework” from the mice.
    All are incorrect
    Option D
    ‘Rodents’ include both mice and rats. There is no need to add ‘and rats’ after rodents. Also, a notebook contains many pages. But option D says only ‘page’.

     

  7. Directions(7-10): In this question, two columns I and II and three sentences are given, which are divided into two parts. Column I (A, B and C) consists of first half of each sentence and Column II (D, E and F) consists of second half of each sentence. Match column I with column II, so that the sentences formed are both meaningful and grammatically correct. Choose the option as your answer.

  8. (I)
    A) He advised us to desist
    B) Baseball managers spend most of their
    C) In this digital world, Libraries
    (II)
    D) around the world has taken the Herculean task of making digital copies of the books.
    E) from the attempt to complete the task.
    F) time and energy managing things that go wrong.
    A-E
    B-F and C-D
    C-D
    A-E, B-F
    None of the above
    Option D

     

  9. (I)
    A) My brother did not study
    B) Speakers speak for the
    C) Rice is the
    (II)
    D) staple diet between the world.
    E) audience to listen.
    F) and he failed.
    A-F
    B-E
    C-D
    A-F, B-E
    None of the above
    Option D

     

  10. (I)
    A) Australia’s first commercial wind
    B) The continent of Antarctica is near
    C) The earth pools everything
    (II)
    D) farm is in Esperance.
    E) towards it self with the help of gravity.
    F) the North Pole.
    C-E
    B-F
    A-D
    All the above
    None of the above
    Option C

     

  11. (I)
    A) Prizes are like sashes, you can wear them
    B) The Earth is so kind, that you just tickle
    C) Comedy is a tragedy that
    (II)
    D) happens to others.
    E) with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
    F) and feel like a Miss World for a bit.
    A-F, B-E, C-D
    B-E
    A-F
    A-F
    None of the above
    Option A

     

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